The Davidoff Art Initiative in hands with Red Gate Residency from Beijing presents Pascal Meccariello, the first Dominican artist to travel to China in participation to the Davidoff Art Residency this May 1st to June 30th, 2014. Open to public, there will be a private studio visit on the 9th of May 2014 to showcase a delighting display of creativity from the artist.


Originally an actor and produces on set productions; Meccariello took a turn to his career by learning ceramics, printmaking and performances, later on founded the Quintapata group in the Dominican Republic during 2009. Fascinated by Chinese culture and art, he expresses his excitement to work with traditional papers, graphic characters, pictures and patterns in Beijing during his visit to record down the relationship he has with this new environment.


With The Art Davidoff Residency program provided artists from Dominican and Caribbean with opportunities to take part in residency programs globally; they assist these artists in gaining recognition and help them learn about others in the region. Announcing their next artist to visit ISCP in New York City this summer 2014; two more residency partnerships with Europe and Latin America has been introduced and Dominican Republic artists have a chance in taking part in this new residency as early as the start of 2015.

With a series of talk happening at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing this May 10th, 2014; artists, collectors, museum and gallery professionals, and art enthusiasts are welcomed to come take part in the Artistic afternoon featuring a series of talks between New York–based Chief Consultant between András Szántó, Davidoff’s Art Advisory Council, Pascal Meccariello, Emma Karasz, program coordinator at the Red Gate Gallery Residency and former Head of Graduate Studies at the Sydney National Art School, Michael Downs. A curator driven discussion titled “Collector as Patron,” moderated by UCCA Director Philip Tinari will also be taking place.



Written by Joyce Tsang